21 April, 2024

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Video: MIA Wants Rajapaksa Face A War Crimes Trial

Maya Arulpragasam (MIA) tells Channel 4 News that she still wants to see former president Mahinda Rajapaksa face a war crimes trial, but the priority is peace and basic needs for Sri Lanaka’s Tamil community.

 

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    Who is she? From when did a mediocre pop star (?) became a political analyst? Sad to see Channel 4 could not find a better person to represent the people.

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      Hay, Everyone has the right to their own opinion. All those comments below are your own opinions. But never stop a discussions. It’s called freedom of speech. So play the volleyball of opinions and remember there is multiple sides to any given scenario. Just that your opinion needs to be better to be heard.

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        MIA it is the TNA which is the biggest stumbling block to Tamil rights today, unfortuntely, I am sorry to say.

        TNA is still playing games and REFUSED to join the new Government,and later they will say that they were excluded.

        Sumanthiran was offered the post of Minister of National Languages, Integration and Recicilliation but TNA refused to should join the Government..

        MIA please talk to Kumar Ponnambalam and all the other Tamil diaspora warlords to stop playing politics that is DESTRUCTIVE to Tamil rights at this time!

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          Don Stanley

          “Sumanthiran was offered the post of Minister of National Languages, Integration and Recicilliation but TNA refused to should join the Government..”

          Why didn’t Mithiri offer him Finance, Foreign, Defense, Justice, Education or any other important ministry?

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            “”Why didn’t Mithiri offer him Finance, Foreign, Defense, Justice, Education or any other important ministry?””

            Brain drain; only they have drains do they at anuradaphuram??

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            Just checked out:)

            reverse engineered is `set a committee to kill an idea`-

            Well good for a starter;

            __
            “The JVP and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said they will not accept portfolios and join the government, but will participate in the National Executive Council to implement the 100 day program and bring about the promised change by President Sirisena,” said news.lk, the official news portal of the Colombo government on Friday.

            The members of the high-profile authority are: SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, SL Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Venerable Sobitha Thera, former SL President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, TNA leader R. Sampanthan, Mano Ganeshan, the president of the Democratic People’s Front. Rauf Hakim, the president of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Risath Badurdeen, the president of the Sri Lanka Makkal Congress, Sarath Fonseka, the president of National Democratic Front, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of the JVP and Pattali Champika Ranawake, the leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya.

            The mission of the NEC is to review the government’s 100 day working programme, amendments of the SL Constitution, malpractices and unlawful practices carried out in the presidential election and appropriation of lands, not only in the North and East but also in the entire island, and take appropriate decisions and hand over to the cabinet, said sources close to the TNA.
            ___

            Everyone should hold on – sevura hato!

            Dambulla no underware- lye low yellow chimpu.

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          Don,

          “TNA is still playing games and REFUSED to join the new Government,and later they will say that they were excluded.”

          Please do not talk nonsense. Why should TNA play games with the new administration? Isn’t it in their interest that the My3 Administration should succeed? It is absolutely correct for TNA to play peripheral role in culturing good governance. MIA speaks for herself and there is no connection between her and TNA!

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        I know about Freedom of Speech and how it should be used… I’m not against opinions… What I cannot digest is that why a deserted person, who has not visited her (so called) mother land in decades have to be there to talk about/ represent people over here? Most of such empty vessels have never visited Sri Lanka and does not have first hand experience of what is actually going on in our mother land… What do these people try to say? That there is no point in voting? There is no resolution for Tamil people? These people damage the morality of the people they (try) to represent and make them feel they are powerless to make any changes or even worse gives an illusion that change will not do any good.

        Being pessimistic about everything is bad for everyone. It’s too soon to expect everything to fall in to its proper place, but again its too soon to say nothing will change… Having a positive attitude and working towards it is healthier than speculating. I have first hand experience with these so called patriots who cannot even name few cities in the north or even write ‘Jaffna’ in Tamil. These people do not represent anyone…

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          Kain

          “What I cannot digest is that why a deserted person, who has not visited her (so called) mother land in decades have to be there to talk about/ represent people over here?”

          Oh you forgot, the reason could be that she does not want to hitch lift in a white van.

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        My friend sent me link to this Bull***Interview.. Full of Hate and LTTE emigre propaganda Repeats.. Her father was part of EROS who later Joined to Kill other LTTE groups and went on to ‘Commit SELF GENOCIDE OF TAMILS’ We all saw the lies could not even call a Terrorist a Terrorist.. Yet This person and Ch4 Never ask or Called the wolrd Tamil LTTE Groups to be proescuted as well.. As They are never for Justice.But what is far worse is the so called CH4 Interviewer who asked Biased questions, and as a Journalist Very Familiar with SL did not question her when she blatantly Lied and talked about LTTE propaganda. I mean CH4 said her music is not played here.. Because we are a democracy her music was and is played here i would not personally do it.. I mean would Europe play sermons from islamic Radical Terrorist and their supporters??? NOW they are worried.. Because they always made accusation’s based on socalled witness who cannot be seen.. when asked for transparency they said their lives are in danger.. Well today that Government they accused is no longer there.. So there should be Transparency.. Not long ago a NGO said a certain LTTE Cader and his family were killed by security forces.. Later this person turned up very mush alive in Tamil Nadu and his entire family, only to be arrested For HUMAN SMUGGLING a LTTE Criminal.. the Blacked out people who gave false evidence to the NGO were also LTTE criminals.. BAsically CH4 Missed the SL election cover due to Paris (LTTE style) ISlamic Terrorist attack.. So today its brought a Know RADICAL LTTE Terrorist Sympthiser gave her the air wave to spread the LTTE false properganda..

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        Who Is She???????????????/.

        MaRa Ya Jarapassa, Hothmbaya and goon clan Must legally Face court hearing for So many Court cases.

        But Who is This rapper, Did nothing to Help Innocents whe they Running away from Shells and Areal bombings.
        When Innocents Lost their loved ones and Limbs,
        now want to show the Heroine Part as a Saint and a saviour.
        To ask from any body for Some body’s Crime and punishment,
        Is she immune to try in court for, as an accomplice of LTTE Atrocities.
        Does this Rapper have any sympathy but hatred in her life.

        What about The LTTEers, Dogya Devannada, K P, Karuna,
        What about the Indians Who Gave Arms , Amunitions and Money to LTTE and all Other militants to Kill innocents.

        I do not think that, even She lighted a candle for the Innocents who died in the power Hungry, Killer Pirpahran’s WAR.

        Now Sri Lankan TAMIZARS do not want a Rag like this.

        they want a Peaceful life with out So called Liberators and Revolutionaries.

        Sumathitharan Thambi Over to You!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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          Who gave The Money To KP and clan to Buy the Weapons in the First Place?? Who gave the INT LTTE Operatives Cover (safe houses to hide) Organise extoration, Collection funds.. Who Helped LTTE process Drugs In Europe and North America..Who set up Int LTTE Camps for LTTE to train From Africa to South East asia?? The LTTE Emigre Groups.. WHat about Tamil Nadu Politicians who supported cross border Terrorism with money and shelter.. If you want TRUE JUSTICE thats many LTTE Emigre Groups In Europe and North America and Asia to be prosecuted (i hear antons wife is in the U.K) Let alone the Tamil Nadu Leading Politicians… Not Just Sri Lankan Sinhala Leaders… Or if you want reconciliation.. Then a Truth commision like in South Africa and No procutions.. As Everyone has blood in their hands..Yet you point to one side which equally lost as well and Let the other side scott free.. Then there are problems..

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            malaka

            “Who gave The Money To KP and clan to Buy the Weapons in the First Place??”

            You should ask KP.

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      Maya Arulpragasam (MIA)

      Just go to the North Pole and Freeze for Some time, and get you senses back.

      In 2005, there were a lot of Tamil Mootals, Madus, Fools ans Modayas, who did business with Mr. Rajapaksa, including your Velu Prabakaran, Your Maveer or Mootal Veer.

      Most of those Mootals are now gone, but still some left who brainwashes other Mootals just like ISIS ans ISIL does.

      Have you heard of Realpolitik? Ask the Superpowers. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya etc..

      Realpolitik (see also Political realism; from German: real “realistic”, “practical” or “actual”; and Politik “politics”) refers to politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than ideological notions or moralistic or ethical premises.

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        I can tell you real politics of democracy as it still is in the land of arts and entertainment- London where everything in this world happens.

        MIA has never been invited to Glastonbury but Ghetto Housing Hip Hop.- but good luck to her it ain’t come easy- ask comedian Nihal of BBC or the best of your lot Coomaraswamy French/English/Russian of BBC from Surrey student of the classics like Boris the maestro.
        ___
        UKIP want to Opt out of EU and be back in the white commonwealth- While her Majesty who is still respected by the Commonwealth and EU.

        2008 with economic crisis Anglo Saxons down-under then honked the Poms- what goes round must come round. 2015 Center Right UK has spun on its own and the economy is getting better than the best of EU.

        ______
        Talk of Government `by the people for the people`, no people can beat London where the Queen is the Queen.

        If you happen to be at Greater London lets say 6-3 months before elections of local government even as a refugee in waiting or student visa through the backdoor working 7 days and from a commonwealth nation of today- you have the right to cast your vote for local government and mayor elections but not at the nationals (dual nationals of EU can decide where they vote for nationals).

        The beauty is if one is determined to win without even a party ticket just independent ward member you need just a 1000 votes to be the first to pass the post when the locals are disenchanted as they have been after old labor f**ked the professionals,public- uduran kanna pakshya.

        Are you aware now at the last mayors election how the South African GTF manipulated 34 wards for Boris- just proxy residence in weak wards. The corner shops were first run by Gujubhai,s from Kenya/Uganda (they were British nationals who served there)
        before LTTE started their drug/gun trotting corner shops purchased from the outgoing Gujus Whites. GTF can go run races in the dog course at the waltham forest all the way from East Ham but they will not sit on UKIP head which is East End.

        While on the contrary DSSenanyaka and JT’s got rid of universal franchise of the million workers- werewolves- where is the `by the people for the people` as at London the present day mother of democracy??? F**king Compassion of the Satayaka & Sevura and JT’s ??

        Dudley s house the alli dena was just down the lane and as a kid I knew how the ladies man issued citizenship to suudu hamme aryan- so the Photoshop of MIA makes me laugh.

        Sattkaya Natte!

        Sevura Hatao!

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        “Just go to the North Pole and Freeze for Some time, and get you senses back. “

        she already done that , you have not seen all of her videos?

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      Kain

      Still many Tamil Mootals left.. but fortunately thse Mootals, Msadus, Fools and Modaysas are outside the Country..

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      Mia is just a singer- can became known to the many in that way.She is not Madona. May be she is for tamil communitiy for us and rest of the world she is just an another popstar only. Besides, If one would listen to her talks given to the press would feel what kind of educational background she owns. Anyways, with all respect to our fellow tamils – that are not radical – that respect us all as SRILANKENS forgetting all the divisions we had- not being separatists or ealamists could share ties with us – only terrorists will have no grounds in srilanka again. Rajaapkshes are rejected by the people – they will have no powers to create new divisions between folks either. Today the people of this country incl. TNA will become more knowledgeble to be able to face our problems by ourown – no doubt, we will make it soon. Jaya niyathai.. peace is not impossible to achieve if we each would work whole heartedly.

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      Kain

      :Muṭṭāḷ (ட்டாள்)

      A Spokesmen for the Muṭṭāḷ (ட்டாள்)

      Fewer of Muṭṭāḷ (ட்டாள்) left in Sri Lanka.

      Most are outside Sri Lanka, Illankai.

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        Amarasiri

        You left out the letter “mu” which should be in front of the letters in parenthesis.

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          Navin,

          Thanks. Corrected

          Muṭṭāḷ(முட்டாள்)

          A Spokesmen for the Muṭṭāḷ (முட்டாள்)

          Fewer of Muṭṭāḷ (முட்டாள்) left in Sri Lanka.

          Most Muṭṭāḷ(முட்டாள்)are outside Sri Lanka, Illankai, now.

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      Kain,
      Attack the message not the messenger, investigate corruption? Yes. Investigation into an attempt coup? Yes. Investigate into the deaths of innocent lives who happen to be srilankan as well? No, but why? Because they are Tamils. Selective justice eh?

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    MIA please..

    Enough of spreading hatred. I’m mad at MR and his goons as much as you however lets think about our innocent folks currently in SL. We can’t help our people by demanding MR to be sent to gallows. He has done enough sins and will die with it one day. If you look at him these days he is a broken man. Sometimes I feel kinda sorry for him though I hate him just like you. Lets focus on working with the current government to win over our peoples rights. Our arm struggle failed and we lost a lot of people because of that from both sides. Let me assume you probably have millions of dollars and pounds from your music business so if you really want to help please donate to the people in need. I know I was really mad at MR and wanted him and his goons in Hague but I thought about it a lot and lets not forget its tigers fault for throwing our people in the line of fire at the last stages of the war. Lets accept this fact for a change. Maybe if we can accept this and stop being more self centered maybe one day we will win our rights.

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      Well said !

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      TNA

      Call them Tamil Mootals, Fools, because it describes them better, Fortunately, they are outside the country,

      The Real Tamils, the realpolitik Tamils are in Lanka, Illankai.

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      Exactly! You couldn’t have said it any better TNA.

      This young girl is politically immature, and Channel 4 should not have used her to project Tamil aspirations, since it does not do them enough justice. Wrong choice and and you get a very naive feedback.

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        You should give credit for posing the questions that exposed her as immature. I don’t think she is speaking for all the Tamils, despite being referred to as the spokesperson. The Tamils are far more astute and I have no doubt they will receive the recognition and the equality they, not LTTE sympathisers like this singer MIA, I have never heard of, deserve

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      TNA,
      Reconciliation begins with justice. None of you have the right to say forget or forgive. That right solely belongs to 70000 widows and families of thousands killed by mad Gota and MaRa’s campaign.

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        what can MR do if Prabha hid begind women and targetted army from behind women?
        does it sound genocide?

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    yeah she should have been sued for flipping off ppl during that half time show. upset her [Edited out]

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    Oh dear..MIA again.

    What a shame I actually love MIA’s music. I am a big fan. Even been to her concerts. She never fails to give some credit to LTTE’s ruthless, ethno-nationalistic fascists.

    MIA needs to accept LTTE is defeated and enjoy her current life in Toronto. Our beautiful country is on the right path. Finally. Despite all obstacles.

    Just like “Peealam”, having Rajapassa delivered to Hague will remain just a pipe dream.

    If Rajapassa is ever to face a court, it will be at Hulftsdorp, here in Colombo. Nowhere else. Sri Lankans will decide when and how. Not “Peealam” supporters, who burned this country for 30 years.

    Cheers!

    PS: If she burns so much for Sri Lankan Tamils what the heck is she doing Globetrotting. Come live in the Vanni. She should at least operate an orphanage like KP with her millions. Instead all she does is egoistic, empty, self-promotion.

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      Ben hurling must have hit his head hard when his mum dropped him head first while giving birth. Sooner or later Tamils will have a seperate state with in Ceylone. As the election pole shows the red areas Tamils voted. Is it a coincidence to look exactly like the Tamil Eelam map.

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        this is 21st Century. Jaraapassa gone. but dont try to mislead the our folks. we can talk about all Sri lanka not f…ng ealam. it in the toilet-nadu

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          iadnup raj, i’l shove your head inside the toilet you mumbling tunc. If it weren’t for Tamils vote you will still be crawling up Rajapaksa’s anal cavity. You sound like a Sinhalame punk.

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            Big balls is back! Once a racist, always a racist.

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              Taraki

              “Big balls is back! Once a racist, always a racist.”

              And you enjoy listening to clanking noise.

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            We really shame of you. you bloody ass hole wants to promote the regime of Rajapassa again and again in Sri Lanka.

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        Maveeran

        “Sooner or later Tamils will have a seperate state with in Ceylone.”

        Ask VP he will tell you how painful it is to have hot iron rot inserted into the posterior for demanding a mirage.

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          NV can go suq ya mada clam

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          NV,
          `Hole In One`porriki was actually built by Hindia to be like
          Pokhran “place of five mirages” for a `Aryan` mulla vs mulla

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    The whole Rajapaksa horu clan. Koathaikoalthabaya, Mahinda, Basil, Namal thoththa baba and chichi malli. All the Rajapaksa b@stards should be stripped naked and given 1000 lashes each Muslim Sharia style. Then retrieve the wealth these sobs looted.

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      i think that was how they killed Prabha,, stripped naked and 10000 lashes muslim shariah style and then finally made a hole in prabha’s head with a screw driver…

      did u see him at the feet of sinhala soldiers in a panty?

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    THE ENTIRE SRI LANKAN CITIZENS WANTED THE NEW PRESIDENT MITHIRIPALA SRISENA TO HAND OVER FORMER PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE TO FACE THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN THE HAGUE. OVER 75,000 INNOCENT TAMILS BEEN BRUTALLY MASSACRED BY THE MAHINDA REGIME DURING THE FINAL STAGES OF THE WAR IN MAY 2009.

    TO PROTECT A WAR CRIMMINAL IS CONSIDERED A CRIMMINAL OFFENCE BY THE UN RESOLUTION.

    THE PEOPLE OF SRI LANKA VOTED THE FORMER PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE OUT OF OFFICE AND THERE IS NO FURTHER IMPEDIMENTS IN HANDING HIM OVER TO THE HAGUE.

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      What Rajapakse did was what he had to do to save the country from murderous, racist, Tamil terrorists. The Maya person cannot accept her side lost … lost in a humiliating manner.If any civilians died then it is because the racist Tamils wanted to kill Sinhalese. Rajapakse has not committed a crime but liberated peace loving citizens of Sri Lanka. ICC is not there to massage the damaged ego of Tamils. Hooray to Rajapakse and the military! Tough luck to the Maya person and her mates!

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        MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE IS A WAR CRIMMINAL AND HE IS RESPONSIBLE IN THE GENOCIDE OF THOUSANDS OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA.

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          If Prabha hid behind women we can do nothing about it

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        26 Countries voted against Sri Lanka at the UN to probe the Atrocities committed by the Rajapakse Govt. against the Tamil civilians during the final war in May 2009. Over 85,000 innocent Tamil civilians been brutally killed by Heavy weapons. US satellite pictures shows these atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan Govt. All the evidences been erased by the help of the Chinese Govt.

        I agree with Maya to send the War criminals to the Hague to stand for trial for the crimes against Humanity.

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      hOW FUNNY YOU ARE? wHERE IS YOUR entire country? It couldn’t be Sri Lanka. It should be some where else. Even people voted against him (except few) but more than 80% with him when come to so called mythical war crime. You should be from different world. If My3 will go for war crime, his end will be very soon.

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      Hey Nallasamy Boothaya

      Where do you find the entire Sri Lankan Citizen to support your suggestion? Not in our motherland idiot. No body from this country goes for war crime in Hague or anywhere. If MY3 Gamaya from Pollonnaruwa supports this stupid idea, that would be the end of My3 and Ranil Nickamsinghe.

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        Sinhala Banda

        “Not in our motherland idiot.”

        Of course not in Bihar.

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          Are there sinhalese in Bihar? go and see and tell us..

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            All Bihari Babuwas Bandits are sihala hora oru and like you with Mugabe DNA they don’t have north india DNA of the Mughal.

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              LOL

              i heard tamils in SL share more than 50% with Sinhala people….may be my thesis is right SL tamils were the Sinhalese who were subject to langauge displacement during chola rule!

              SO you are bihari too

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    Once again all the racists people are ranting against her but so far no one made any valid argument against the points she raised in her interview.

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      what are the points she raise?

      She talks about closing camps. this woman doesnt know camps have been closed 2 years before..

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    MIA, I think you should stick to POP and stop commenting on the war crimes issue. The tamil people in Sri Lanka are trying to move on and they have an opportunity under the new leader of the country now.

    Rajapaksa went visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples both in Sri Lanka and India but the Gods rejected his prayers and he lost the election. Rajapaksa is a mass murderer and he will get his comeuppance one day. Let his maker be his judge and I am sure he will not like the verdict. No court in Sri Lanka will find him guilty and you know it.

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      RAJAPAKSE IS A STRONG BUDDHIST AND RATHER ASKING FAVORS FROM LORD BUDDHA WHY DID HE VISIT THIRUPPATHI AND ASK THE HINDU GOD TO WIN THIS ELECTION. EVEN THE THIRUPPATHI GOD FAILED HIM. THIS SHOWS THE PEOPLE HAVE THE REAL POWER TO OUST HIM AND SENT HIM HOME FOREVER.

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    First of all MIA’s father Arular should be sent to jail,
    1.For having killed the president of TRO .
    2.For being involved in drug trafficking with Thiyagu when he was based in Delhi.

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    One of the Day Dreamers of the crushed LTTE. She can keep dreaming until death.

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    In the beginning she doesn’t say she is a sri lankan or ealam Tamil, she said she is carabian . Now what is she talk?

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    Please stop identifying communities,it is over now, We Are Sri Lankans and the President is for all, see the increase of voting this time let this man to restore peace in this country First. it is for all of us, judiciary, see what has he promised,This is only the beginning and please wait at least for the 100 year program to comment without Bullshitting in public disgracing the Tamil community. Must have been payed By MR to create problems in this Country again.
    You will be condemmed by the Tamil people live in Sri Lanka.they are more mind full than you think. see the increase in north east voting for President Maithreepala Sirisena.
    We all need the change for Good.Please be Democratic.Please Stop propagating haltered
    among your own people.Enough is Enough.

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    Chnnel 4 is the worst biased tv channel in the uk John Snow is the lowest form of low life there. .

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    MIA is the biggest hindrance to reconciliation.

    She should take a lesson from “Public Enemy” who are REAL rappers and were REALLY involved in their peoples struggle. MIA seems like a lost artiste.

    Doesn’t MIA realize that the 100 days plan doesn’t include the Tamils and reconciliation because you can’t do that overnight!
    God knows, I also really want those in the north who suffered during the war to have some kind of closure but if she expects it to be a part of the 100 days plan then I can only assume she just want to find a villain to blame. She should try being productive…go make a song or something…

    Also, lovely how she seems to have analysed the current govt. but doesn’t even know the incumbents name…she actually said “Maithripala something”…give me a break.

    She’s also saying the war is over and we should just dismantle everything. In any country, when there’s a large military threat, the machinery of the military isn’t dismantled immediately after the threat is over. I agree some of the military needs to be taken out once the situation is properly assessed by the current govt. and that takes more than 100 days. Does she know that the US has been in a State Of Emergency since 9-11? There’s even one state in the US that has been in a State Of Emergency for several decades.

    This wannabe political “rapper” (she’s not really a rapper, why do people call her that?) is a terrible political analyst. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing because it was that stupid. If I want to entertain myself, I’d rather go watch a proper show than this junk by a wannabe.

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      Huz

      “MIA is the biggest hindrance to reconciliation.”

      How and why?

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        “MIA is the biggest hindrance to reconciliation”
        wow! she won few platinuam awards for her music.
        This is the first one for reconiliation

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          I said that she’s a HINDRANCE to reconciliation, though :)

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    Totally disregarding the garbage from most commentators here, the talented, world famous pop star MIA must continue her keen interest to help Tamil women affected by war in Sri Lanka in general and all Sri Lankan women in distress, in particular. She carries a powerful voice – with many close friends in the highest circles in showbiz in Hollywood. To dance with the historic Madonna in a major Hollywood
    premiere is no mean feat.

    Who knows, events might move so fast in this island very soon she might
    may be able to hold a Rock Show in Jaffna when there, hopefully, will be less racist-centred rant.

    Kettikaran

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      You know how the brainwashed Rajapaksa fans of the south blindly believe everything he tells them? I’m sure you’ve seen the videos.

      You remind me of them. Except, your Rajapaksa is MIA.
      Both are equally nuts.

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      Let’s be honest here, just because she moves some people with her rap songs, does not mean she is qualified enough to make political statements about a country she has no clue about, and left as a little kid. Her father worked for the LTTE, so we should not be surprised that she keeps the LTTE propaganda going.

      If we want Tamils to progress and given help, we should deal and listen to credible, qualified, Tamil citizens, who have lived here as adults and are knowledgeable about their suffering and grievances, not a attention seeking woman, who claim to fame is being sued for millions by the NFL for showing her finger, just to get some attention.

      http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nfl-suing-singer-mia-16-million/story?id=22968420

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      She doesn’t want to do anything in Jaffna, but only if there is a Peelam.

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    Get a life. You cannot sing your songs to us. We can handle it. If you wanna really jump and shout, leave your existing status and come in with a Sri Lanka passport/citizen. Namal is waiting for you.

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    Good on you MIA!

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    I watched this woman being interviewed by Bill Maher (who was ignorant of facts), and bluff her way through the interview, giving her one sided propaganda, and the interviewer who was equally clueless, did not challenge the lies. This is a attention seeker who is simply mouthing statements that she has been fed.
    She has hardly lived in Sri Lanka, but speaks as if she is an authority on the subject.

    I agree Rajapaksa must be held accountable for many crimes, and should answer questions, but this woman is not qualified nor knowledgeable enough to demand anything. She should not use Sri Lanka to bring attention to her rapping career.

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    What goes through my mind, when I see this talented girl MIA is why does she get involved in this high-voltage, controversial issue while she has all the means and the opportunity to live very comfortably and in fame – by Western standards. She offers the answer eloquently when
    she passionately says “what the Tamil people want is to live in peace and get their dignity back” ….”the chance for their kids to go to school and pursue an education” I am amazed at her level of political knowledge and, more so, the humane feelings for her people to be rehabilitated “and get their life back”. That surely is not the language or the attitude of a stereo type Tigress that the media tries hard to project her so negatively. The sooner much of the country rids itself of its self-imposed racism and prejudice to understand this enormously talented and successful lass in context will do all of us much good.

    R. Varathan

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    Wonder whether Sambandan and Abraham will get this chick to do a gig in Carigills Square?.

    That would be the best way to neutralize the Doughie supporters and even Tamil Mudalige from Melbourne, who may throw the hat in to the ring in April.

    The Dalits there who now have I phones and listen to Rap get a good feeling too, although they wouldn’t understand the lyrics, unlike the Vellala fans in Colombo.

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    Will the TNA invite CH4 to do a documentary after the 100 days , with this Chick as the host?.

    What a ripper it would be in Scarborough, and EU?.

    It may win the hearts and minds of the the Diasporians are not that happy to see Rajapaksa’s right hand man and the most Senior SLFP member, is going to be sitting tight for the next 6 years.

    With JHU Chamapaka and Ven Rathna guarding him 24/7..

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    For heavens…
    Why does the Colombo Tel – even publish comments from a no-name woman!
    Anyone can pick someone from the streets and express an opinion.
    I have close family who are Tamils.
    We desperately want the Tamil folk of our beloved country to be treated as equals.
    But to ask the our President who vanquished a terrorist, to be hauled before some international court, is preposterous.

    This ladies comments are not helpful towards reconciliation.
    The issue that matters to most Tamils in Jaffna – is moving forwards; not persecution, which does not benefit them in any way.

    Channel 4, if you are to gain the respect of open-minded people – please deal with folk who have some credibility, and recognition.

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      Dr. Errol Wirasinghe ,

      “I have close family who are Tamils.”

      So what?

      “We desperately want the Tamil folk of our beloved country to be treated as equals. “

      No. Your PMs and Presidents from 1948, have NOT done that.

      “But to ask the our President who vanquished a terrorist, to be hauled before some international court, is preposterous. “

      If your president has not done anything WRONG he does not need to worry about appearing in any court.

      Now the people of Sri Lanka has taught your former president a good lesson.

      “This ladies comments are not helpful towards reconciliation.”

      Have you heard TRUTH and reconciliation?

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        Yes truth is important. Every racist tamil who contributed even a penny for LTTE terrorism from Europe needs to be investigated and charged with war crimes…

        SL’s real history needs to be investigated and brought forward burying the LTTE history forever

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      Dr. Errol Wirasinghe

      “Why does the Colombo Tel – even publish comments from a no-name woman!”

      She has about 619,770 followers on her twitter.

      For Slumdog Millionaire she wrote two songs.

      “Channel 4, if you are to gain the respect of open-minded people – please deal with folk who have some credibility, and recognition.”

      Did you mean Rajabakse brothers, Douglas, Karuna, KP, VP, ………. Mervyn Silva, Duminda ….. ?

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    Maya Arulpragasam appears clueless about the reality that was for the Tamils before 2009. The LTTE did more damage to the Tamil cause than all the Sinhala politicians combined could do. In this interview she is totally blind to the fact Pirabaharan dragged Tamil children away from their mothers to be used as cannon fodder (except his son of course).

    This is to be expected because, in spirit, she is an out and out terrorist sympathizer – after all her father Arular Arulpragasam, an engineer, educated at the expense of the Sri Lankan people, who did not need to be a terrorist, turned out to be one. Arular was an activist for EROS, political partner of the LTTE, an entity that murdered the more reasonable moderate representatives of the Tamil People.

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      Navin

      “Arular was an activist for EROS, political partner of the LTTE”

      Are you saying Arular is a murderer only by his association to LTTE through EROS.

      Isn’t he a close friend and an adviser to Douglas(EPDP) which continued to kill innocent people even after the war had stopped.

      Are you saying Arular is a double murderer?

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    Well done MIA.

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      Another LTTE terrorist sympathizer.

      Anpu, belated sympathies on the demise of your murdering hero.

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        Navin,
        I am nothing to do with LTTE. It is all about JUSTICE

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        Navin,
        Uvindu Kurukulasuriya –
        “I know the opposition led by Sirisena is not made up of angels. To me Chandrika, Fonseka and Maithripala are war criminals.”
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/are-we-too-late/

        Is Uvindu an LTTE sympathizer?

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          yes Uvindu is an LTTE sympathiser and a confused fellow

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    I have to say that I was completely blown away by her poise and intelligence. Regardless of what anyone thinks about her political beliefs, if you don’t give her credit for that, then you hopelessly biased. “We can’t all be terrorists” – tough to argue with that.
     
    There is nothing that the Sinhalese state has to offer the likes of M.I.A. Her success, fame and wealth are a result of engaging with the larger world, bypassing the Sri Lankan state. To me, She is a Metaphor for the NE as a whole. The NE has an abundance of human and natural resources. They don’t need anything from Colombo. But in order to be successful and to reach their true potential, they have to break free and engage directly with the world.

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      you mean the woman who doesnt know that camps were closed two years before.

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    mia we should meet up some time… hit me up if you ever visit srilanka

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    MIA

    I’m not sure where you get these grandiose ideas, you have no courage to say that Velupillai Prabhakaran was a murderer of Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims your own kith and kin. Your parents may have taken you overseas, not interested how. You may have come to fame by singing not by using your brains or doing anything that your brain is required.
    You have no ability to think of what you utter, because Channel 4 has given you a platform, you are pandering to anti Sri Lankan propaganda. If you have any iota self respect please don’t come to Sri Lanka, you are promoting yourself not the Tamil people. I’m not sure whether you have been to Northern/Eastern Province of Sri Lanka over the last 5 years, there is tremendous development, which your group TGF and Rudrakaumaran group would not want agree. Army needs to be in Northern and Eastern province to protect the borders of Sri Lanka, that was the area where LTTE smuggled all arms during ceasefire period and other times. We are glad that air force bombed 90% of the ships before arms could be unloaded in sea. Please stick to your useless singing, don’t come to Sri Lanka, Tami people can do well without you, finally no politician or defence force personnel will ever go to Hague.

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      In retrospect, I feel Jackson Anthony and his monarchial comparisions to paint a new image to Rajapakshes was the main root cause Rajapkashe-2005 to turn his nature to Rajapakshes-2015. Rajapakshe could do a great service if he became modest after the war victory is claimed. But the uneducated man became untouchable abusing the state powers and funds of the people. Mentioned both figures in Rajapakshe have totally different style of governance as people got it ascending to Elections held on the 8th Jan. The people got it clearly the way Rajapkshe marched is no means beneficial for the country/nation.

      In the same manner – ones like MIA will create for the tamil community is the warning I can give. MIA is let alone not appropriate to discuss about lanken politics not knowing the a-z of it. She earned the publicity thanks to her singing talent – nothing else. But those who stand behind her may give her commands to come forward in this way- this can be a greater failure if wanting to achieve real peace – sustainable peace to all folks of the island.

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      Tilak de Silva

      “you have no courage to say that Velupillai Prabhakaran was a murderer of Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims your own kith and kin.”

      Alright, alright, I have the courage to say

      VP was not only a murderer but a psychopath. So were Gota and his armed forces. So was Rohana and his murderous members.

      “you are pandering to anti Sri Lankan propaganda.”

      I thought it was against Sinhala/Buddhist racism and if it was we need more pandering not less. You should also join your sister MIA. Remember MR, his clan and his supporters do not constitute or represent this island, they are robber barons happen to have been born in Sri Lanka.

      “Army needs to be in Northern and Eastern province to protect the borders of Sri Lanka,”

      Your army never protected the borders from invasions, as recently as 1987. Its Hindians to make sure no arms smuggling takes place in Indian Ocean. There are more crimes being committed in the South and West by many criminals including members of armed forces and politicians, which require more security than in the North East.

      “We are glad that air force bombed 90% of the ships before arms could be unloaded in sea.”

      You have conveniently forgot to name which air force that bombed 90% of the ships. Was it Indian Air Force, US Air Force or joint operation Hindian & US forces?

      Could you let us know those ships’ coordinates on the day they were attacked so that we can trace back the event and rebuilt a story around glorious Air Forces.

      Did those planes which attacked LTTE ships leave the shores of Sri Lanka for the operation or from the Indian Air Force’s base on the Car Nicobar island?

      Please find out and let us know.

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    LTTE did lot of mistakes at later days due to fear and desperation but the fact is almost 90% of Tamils encouraged them and made them grow. Only majority of Tamils started to hate them when they asked for help (financial or manual). Apart from LTTE, lot of innocent civilians who are to be protected by the government were bombed and blown into pieces. Lasantha and many others were killed because they sympathise those killings and mixing of chemical weapons. Tamils are happy to corporate with the new government to build a unified srilanka, lot of Singhalese here talking about Ealam again to agitate other Singhalese against Tamils, which MR & co did. Nothing wrong in asking for justification and compensation for the loses by the affected people who are not part of LTTE while building a unified country. Singhalese asking Tamils to keep quiet because they won the war is very wrong because the affected people to be given justice (ex stolen property)

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      Senthil,

      LTTE ruthlessly arrogated power by killing all other Tamil rebel groups and the Tamil political elite. They created a condition that they were the only group that was representing the Tamils; they kept the TNA and the likes captive at gunpoint. There was no democratic or electoral mandate for LTTE to function! The Tamils were put in a predicament, not by their choosing, by which, they had to choose between two evils. This was the reality and there is no getting away from it!

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        LOL….the fact is every murder and every civilian massacre done by LTTE was justified by tamils and continue to be justified by tamils

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      “fact is almost 90% of Tamils encouraged them and made them grow. “

      then how come tamils ask for justice when they have been partners of the murder?

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    she is never going to want to come back to sri lanka because she lives in a better country with better facilities and what not. no one living in a developed country is going to want to come back to a developing country.

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    Ok MIA first tell Obama to Face A War Crimes Trial for killing Osama in his own home?

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      P.aman,

      What about you doing it?

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      p.aman

      “Ok MIA first tell Obama to Face A War Crimes Trial for killing Osama in his own home?”

      Alright alright, I will tell him:

      Obama, will you now face A War Crimes Trial for killing Osama in his own home?

      P.aman will you now call for war crime investigation in this island committed from 5th April 1971?

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